GUWAHATI, Sept 29 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today called upon Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) of all districts to be proactive in freeing State lands from encroachers.
He called upon the officials to be fearless and free from any pressure to act sternly against encroachers and said that people of the State have extended tremendous support to the government in freeing the satra and forest land from encroachment.
Speaking at the conference of DCs and SPs held at the Assam Administrative Staff College at Khanapara here today, Sonowal said that the efficiency and honesty in performing one�s duties will determine the success of an administrator.
Terming the NRC update process as critical for the State as well as the nation, Sonowal directed the top officials of the districts to complete the historic process meticulously and without any error.
Reiterating that sealing Indo-Bangla border is a top priority for the government, Sonowal said the security of the whole country would be compromised if the border is allowed to remain porous.
The matter has been taken up with the Central Government in right earnest and Army would be called in to construct the border fencing, he said.
The Chief Minister said the DCs and SPs must visit the interior rural areas personally to get an exact sense of people�s expectations from the government system and must come up with ways to ensure swift service delivery.
Referring to the recent armyworm attack on the farm lands of the State, he directed the DCs to be better prepared for tackling such menaces in the future.
He urged the officers to work sincerely for the benefit of the people and they must ensure that the common people�s grievances are redressed with priority and sincerity at all government offices.
Calling upon the SPs to inspire police personnel to adopt healthier lifestyle to remain fit, Sonowal said the police uniform must instil fear among the antisocial elements and inspire trust in the common citizens.
He said that on many occasions, people have complained about the corruption in the government system and slow nature of work at government offices. He called upon the DCs and SPs to set an example of dedication towards duty and remove corrupt practices totally from the system.
The Chief Minister said a policing mechanism for the char areas of the State is being planned and asked DCs and SPs to share their inputs for successful implementation of the same.
Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma, Minister for Information and Technology Keshab Mahanta, Irrigation Minister Ranjit Dutta, Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, along with top officials from different departments were present in the meeting.